In a press release published on Sunday, the Attorney General refers to a statement attributed to the leader of the Opposition wherein the Attorney General is described as “an accomplice with a criminal group which hijacked the country”.
This statement appears to have been made with reference to a pending court case which is adjourned for judgment for tomorrow concerning the request by the leader of the Opposition to be given a copy of the full Egrant magisterial inquiry report, a request which was unsuccessful before the court of first instance.
The case is pending before the Constitutional Court and is about the Attorney General’s decision to publish the main conclusions of the Egrant inquiry, but not to publish the entire report for the purpose of protecting the integrity of ongoing investigations and the confidentiality of personal and banking information of third parties mentioned in the report.
The leader of the Opposition appears to consider it appropriate to discuss pending court cases in public statements or at public meetings and in this case to revile the other party to the dispute as a criminal.
The level of hostility of such language is totally inappropriate in civilized debate, let alone when referring to the subject matter of a pending court case.